Lifestyle

Beat the Odds: 5 Ways to Maintain Your Weight Loss

Posted: Feb 27 in Lifestyle by

So you’ve lost weight. Congratulations! Now the hard part begins – keeping the weight off. But don’t be intimidated by the often-cited statistic that 95% of dieters gain all the weight back within a few years. There are a few common reasons why so many people gain weight again, and you can be part of the successful 5% by avoiding these behaviors. Maintain your hard work by making these five habits a part of your life. [Read more]

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Five Tips for Finding a Workout Buddy

Posted: Feb 20 in Lifestyle by

One of the most important aspects of exercise is consistency. It’s more important that you exercise multiple times per week than what type of exercise you do. And the best way to stay consistent is to have a workout buddy that can keep you accountable to showing up week after week. A workout buddy can also push you to work out harder, introduce you to new exercises, and make working out more enjoyable thanks to the social aspect of exercising with a friend. Here are five tips to help you find a workout buddy. [Read more]

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5 Ways to Sit Less at Work

Posted: Feb 13 in Lifestyle by

Sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time could be setting you up for serious health issues. Research is starting to show that prolonged sitting can raise your risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This should send a clear message to sedentary desk workers that you need to find ways to move more often during the work day. Read on to find out about five ways you can sit less at work and avoid these negative health consequences. [Read more]

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How Swap Frustration for a Calm Mindset

Posted: Jan 23 in Lifestyle by

You could be resentful when plans go awry or people don’t behave as you think they should. If your computer updates at an untimely moment, you might feel exasperated. Or, if you’re kept waiting for an appointment, you may think life’s unfair. You get angry because reality doesn’t match your expectations. Frustration often follows anxiety too. If you’re tense, new stressors increase your unease. You want everything to run smoothly so you feel better. When your mindset is positive, though, you deal with setbacks well; they don’t seem so significant. [Read more]

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Guard Your Health With Apple Watch 3

Posted: Nov 28 in Lifestyle by

We hear stories of young athletes collapsing on the game field. Men and women experience cardiac events while on the job. Sometimes the signs of heart attack are subtle and not immediately recognized by the victim. Can a watch make you more aware of your health, and can it potentially save lives? The new Apple Watch 3 has features that are making serious changes in the way people can monitor their health. [Read more]

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Exercise at Your Desk: Whittle That Waist

Posted: Nov 14 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Sit in your chair comfortably, your back pressed against the back of the chair with a straight spine, feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your waistline. Make sure your shoulders are down so the tension is relieved in that area. Gently turn your torso to the right, also looking to the right. Hold for a few seconds, and then return to the forward facing position. Do the same exercise to the left. Repeat 10-20 times on each side. [Read more]

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Choosing the Diet Plan That’s Right for You

Posted: Oct 31 in Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle by

It’s often been said that the right diet plan is the one you will actually follow. All the low-calorie foods and healthy snacks in the world won’t help you if you enjoy splurging on a loaded pizza for dinner and a dish of ice cream for a late-night treat. Still, if you feel you can’t monitor your eating habits well enough on your own to make a difference, you are probably looking through the baffling maze of diet plan options and wondering which plan holds the winning ticket for you. [Read more]

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Benefits of Recording and Journaling Food Triggers

Posted: Oct 17 in Healthy Eating Menu, Lifestyle by

The goal is to find out what your food triggers are, but you may not know what they are right away. One of the main reasons to start recording your food triggers, and emotional eating moments, is to find what is triggering the response that leads you to the food to begin with. You do this by journaling and reviewing what you record. Keep in mind, you don’t have to write in a journal to do this or to track what you are recording. You can use an app that simply lets you record how you are feeling along with the food. Go back and review this and you will start to see a pattern. Maybe it’s someone you see at work, a sign you see, or a certain emotion you keep feeling. Once you see the repetition, you can begin working it out of your routine and cutting down on the triggers. [Read more]

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Why Men Should Practice Yoga, Too

Posted: Sep 30 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Yoga is a female-dominated fitness activity. When men think of yoga, they likely picture twenty women at a yoga studio donned in sweatpants. Each performs impossible bends and twists, discussing abstract ideas of “energy” and “prana.” It is not something men are particularly drawn to, especially since many of the necessary skills are weak or even absent in males. [Read more]

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Go the Distance with Your Weight-Control Plan

Posted: Sep 26 in Getting Active, Lifestyle by

Most people consider embarking on a diet or exercise program at some time of their life. When setting new weight-loss goals, most individuals shoot for the stars and start the process feeling highly motivated. [Read more]

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